Calendar of events
OCT. 13 SPRUCE UP YOUR PARK DAY
The City of Yuma is holding a morning clean-up at the park, meeting at the West Wetlands’ Playa Linda Beach, just west of the solar garden. Call 928-373-5200 for more information.
WHEN: 7-10 a.m. Oct. 13
WHERE: West Wetlands Park,
282 N 12th Ave., Yuma
OCT. 20 THE OPTIMIST CLUB OF YUMA’S CATFISH RODEO & NATURE FAIR
Youth vie for one of 10 tagged fish for prizes, and children can also shoot a bow, learn about gun safety and see animals that live in our desert environment. Call 928-373-5200 for more information.
WHEN: 7 a.m. to noon Oct. 20
WHERE: West Wetlands Park,
282 N 12th Ave., Yuma
OCTOBER 13 2018 ZOMBIE RUN FUN RUN AND WALK
Prizes awarded for best zombie costumes! Fees are $17 for pre-registration before Oct. 11, or $26 on site. Register online at www.YumaAZ.gov/parksandrec
WHEN: 6 p.m. Oct. 13
WHERE: Desert Sun Stadium, 1280 Desert Sun Drive, Yuma
20 BRIDGET’S GIFT
This all-ages show features Frank Ballard, PARMALEE, Eric Paslay and Coffey Andersonis. All proceeds go toward helping local residents who are fighting breast cancer. Tickets are $60, and can be purchased at www.cocopahresort.com
WHEN: 5-11 p.m. Oct. 20
WHERE: Cocopah Casino Event Lawn, Somerton
20 DIA DE LOS MUERTOS MONSTER MASH GALA
This fundraiser benefits Hospice of Yuma, and features delicious food, dancing, silent auction and costume contest. Tickets are $55/person; call 928-343-2222 for more information.
WHEN: 6-11 p.m. Oct. 20
WHERE: AWC Schoening Center, 2020 S. Avenue 8E, Yuma
NOV. 3 MCAS YUMA’S TELEGRAPH PASS CHALLENGE
Participants will start the course by cycling, and then make their way up and down Telegraph Pass on foot. Registration is $40-$50, and can be done by visiting https://tinyurl.com/ycpw23q7 WHEN: 7-10 a.m. Nov. 3
WHERE: Telegraph Pass, Yuma
OCTOBER 20 THIRD ANNUAL MAYORS’ BI-NATIONAL BICYCLE RIDE
Yuma Mayor Douglas J. Nicholls and the elected officials of the 4FrontED effort invite residents on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border to participate. The bicycle ride will begin in Yuma and finish in Benito Juarez Park, in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. It’s a familyfriendly, leisurely ride. Those who plan on crossing the border to the finish line will need proper documentation. Call 928-373-5016 for more information.
WHEN: 7 a.m.-noon Oct. 20
WHERE: Registration will begin at 7 a.m. at the Civic Center parking
lot and the ride will start at 8 a.m.
31 TRICK OR TREAT ON HISTORIC MAIN ST.
A free trunk-or-treat event for kids of all ages, as well as a costume contest, free face painting, a kids’ corner, candy and live entertainment. There will also be free movie screenings of Halloweentown and Halloweentown II at the Historic Yuma Theater – doors open at 6 p.m. Call 928-373-5020 for more information.
WHEN: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 31
WHERE: Main Street Yuma
NOV. 3 CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
This free festival features nearly 50 arts and crafts booths full of fun projects for children of all ages. There will also be performances by dance studios and music groups.
WHEN: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 3 WHERE: Main Street Yuma
NOVEMBER 10 TURKEY TROT
This is a city of Yuma 5K/10 fun run/walk for all ages. Preregistration fees are $23; on-site registration is $33. Register online at www.YumaAZ.gov/parksandrec
WHEN: 8:15 a.m. Nov. 10
WHERE: Gateway Park, 1st Street and Gila Street in Yuma
16 NORTH END ART WALK
This free event for all ages showcases dozens of local artists while celebrating the Yuma arts community. For more information, visit www. YumaArtCenter.com, or call Judy Phillips at 928-580-7417.
WHEN: 5-9 p.m. Nov. 16
WHERE: Historic Downtown Yuma
DECEMBER 1 16TH ANNUAL RACHEL DETERMAN MEMORIAL RIB COOK OFF
Ribs, side dishes, corn, delicious tortillas and more will be on hand as over 30 teams compete for the best barbecue crown Call 317-7910 for more information.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1
WHERE: Yuma Catholic athletic fields, 2100 W. 28th St., Yuma
NOV. 16-18 28TH ANNUAL COLORADO RIVER BALLOON CROSSING FESTIVAL
Mass balloon ascensions will take place at sunrise each day. To learn more, contact the Caballeros de Yuma at 928-343-1715, or visit www.crcballoons.com.
WHEN: Nov. 16-18
WHERE: Friday: Gila Vista Junior High School. Saturday & Sunday: Yuma West Wetlands Park. Saturday evening: Desert Sun Stadium.
NOV. 24 KEN & BETTY BORLAND HOLIDAY PAGEANT AND TOWER LIGHTING CEREMONY
Kick off the holiday season with our annual pageant. Admission is a non-perishable food donation to the Yuma Community Food Bank. Call 928-343-1715 for more info.
WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 24
WHERE: Friendship Tower, Avenue A and
34th Place, Yuma
DECEMBER 1 CHRISTMAS LIGHTING ON HISTORIC MAIN STREET
Main Street will be twinkling with wreaths, light poles and more as the mayor of Yuma flips the holiday switch to set the area aglow. Call 928373-5020 for more information.
WHEN: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 1
WHERE: Main Street Yuma, with a lighting ceremony at the Main Street
Christmas Tree in front of the Yuma Art Center.
8 DOROTHY YOUNG MEMORIAL ELECTRIC LIGHT PARADE
This year’s theme is “Celebrating Yuma Agriculture” for this free family event. Marching bands, floats and vehicles decorated with Christmas lights. To learn more, contact 928-376-0100.
WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 8
WHERE: The Historic North End of Yuma
15 REINDEER ROUNDUP
This is a city of Yuma 5K/10 fun run/walk for all ages. Pre-registration fees are $17; on-site registration is $26. Register online at www. YumaAZ.gov/parksandrec
WHEN: 8:15 a.m. Dec. 15
WHERE: West Wetlands Park, 282 N 12th Ave., Yuma